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Pirelli eager to avoid 2013 repeat

Pirelli Motorsport Director Paul Hembery hopes to avoid a repeat of last year's Spanish Grand Prix, which Fernando Alonso won with a four-stop strategy. While the two-time World Champion's victory in front of his home crowd was a memorable one, Hembery believes strategic tyre use played far too big a role in the end result. Pirelli are using new compounds for its tyres this year, though, and Hembery believes the Circuit de Catalunya will be a good test of the new rubber. "It's often said that Barcelona provides the most accurate representation of the form a season will take, because a car that performs well in Barcelona should perform well everywhere," Hembery told crash.net....
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